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Business Building with Platforms & Ecosystems

The Transformative Power of Ecosystem Strategy for Established Companies

AI’s capability to process and analyze big data in real-time allows platforms to offer unparalleled personalization. This technology powers recommendation systems, optimizes search results, and provides customized content, significantly improving the user experience. For instance, platforms like Amazon use AI to not only recommend products but also manage inventory by predicting future purchases.

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Harnessing AI for Next-Level Personalization in Platforms and Marketplaces

AI’s capability to process and analyze big data in real-time allows platforms to offer unparalleled personalization. This technology powers recommendation systems, optimizes search results, and provides customized content, significantly improving the user experience. For instance, platforms like Amazon use AI to not only recommend products but also manage inventory by predicting future purchases.

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The athletic edge in business leadership: Why companies should hire more athletes

Discover why athletes make exceptional business leaders in our latest blog post at fastbreak.one. Explore how the skills honed in sports – resilience under pressure, teamwork, goal-oriented mindset, discipline, adaptability, natural leadership, and health consciousness – translate seamlessly into effective corporate leadership. Learn why 95% of Fortune 500 CEOs have a background in college sports, and how these qualities contribute to success in the business world. This insightful post provides compelling reasons for companies to consider athletes in their leadership recruitment strategies. Ideal for professionals in corporate leadership, HR, and talent acquisition.

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Navigating Marketplace Growth: In-Depth Look at Key Performance Indicators

This blog post offers a comprehensive guide for platform founders on the importance of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in driving growth and success. It details essential KPIs such as Gross Merchandise Volume, Average Order Value, and Customer Acquisition Costs, explaining their impact on strategy and decision-making. The post emphasizes how these metrics provide insights into operational efficiency, financial health, and customer engagement, crucial for informed decision-making and strategic pivots in the competitive digital marketplace landscape.

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The 3 layers of applied Ecosystem Thinking

In the digital era, the term ‘business ecosystem’ is more than a buzzword; it’s a pivotal concept for companies navigating the complexities of the modern economy. The interest in business ecosystems has surged, reaching a peak in early 2022, signaling a collective realization of their significance. This article delves into the three levels of ecosystem thinking, essential for companies looking to thrive through digital transformation.

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B2B Platforms

The Top 10 IoT Platforms to watch in 2024

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to be a driving force in the technological evolution, connecting everything from kitchen appliances to industrial machinery. As we move towards 2024, the landscape of IoT platforms is evolving, with a focus on security, data analytics, and seamless integration across various sectors. Here, we delve into the top 10 IoT platforms that are set to redefine our interaction with technology.

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Coursera and the future of B2B education

In this insightful episode of Platforms for Future, we had the pleasure of hosting Lukas Lewandowski, the Regional Director at Coursera, to discuss the dynamic landscape of B2B education platforms. Lukas brought over two decades of experience to the conversation, sharing his journey from consulting to leading roles in tech giants like HP and SAP, and eventually moving into the edtech space.

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Top 10 European Logistics Platforms

The European B2B logistics landscape is currently experiencing a period of transformative growth, characterized by the emergence of several innovative startups that have achieved unicorn status. In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive business world, the need for efficiency and innovation in logistics has become more crucial than ever before. Europe, being at the forefront of this transformation, boasts a number of B2B logistics platforms that are leading the charge in revolutionizing the industry.

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Past, Present and Future of IoT Platforms

In this blog post, we delve into the complex and ever-evolving world of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, guided by insights from our recent podcast with Hans-Michael Kraus of Bosch-Rexroth’s Control X platform. This exploration encompasses the historical development, current state, and future prospects of industrial IoT platforms, highlighting the key challenges, achievements, and trends shaping this dynamic sector.

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Platformize the future of logistics

During our discussion with Philipp Ortwein, CEO and Co-Founder of Instafreight, he shared a great deal of information regarding the impact of a digital platform strategy on a highly fragmented sector.

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Scaling B2B platforms – Overcoming scaling bottlenecks

Platforms are recognized by corporations as a strategic approach to scale and gain business. Platforms, on the other hand, necessitate a new set of abilities and methods in order to succeed, as opposed to traditional ones. There is, however, an obvious mismatch between education and market need.

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Toolkits, Processes and Frameworks

Case Study Continental – Beyond Tire

In this fictive case study, we outline how even a locked-in tier 1 value chain player, can unlock new growth by applying an effective ecosystem strategy.

Continental, a global leader in automotive technology, faces the challenge of stagnating growth as a tier 1 supplier. By adopting an ecosystem perspective and focusing on platforms, Continental can unlock new growth opportunities and enhance its value proposition. The “Beyond Tire” strategy identifies key mobility segments for expansion, including autonomous vehicles, connected cars, and smart infrastructure. Embracing digital transformation, fostering innovation, and forming strategic partnerships will help Continental advance its position in the value chain while maintaining its value to car manufacturers. This comprehensive approach will ensure Continental remains a pivotal player in the rapidly evolving automotive landscape.

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The 3 layers of applied Ecosystem Thinking

In the digital era, the term ‘business ecosystem’ is more than a buzzword; it’s a pivotal concept for companies navigating the complexities of the modern economy. The interest in business ecosystems has surged, reaching a peak in early 2022, signaling a collective realization of their significance. This article delves into the three levels of ecosystem thinking, essential for companies looking to thrive through digital transformation.

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Platform Crisis Response Strategies

Platforms are not immune against the Corona Virus and some of them are in major trouble. To survive a crisis a structured 4-step process is required. The process is led by a “Crisis Response Team”. A new “Crisis Response Canvas” supports the work of the team giving a structured framework to assess the situation, evaluate options and to take actions.

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